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ground than that. as for the dow over in new york, it is down 0.6%. the euro shedding just a little bit of ground against the dollar. >> in other news now, the united states says it deeply regrets the passage of a new law in russia that bars american citizens from adopting russian children. president vladimir putin has signed the law, which places new strains on bilateral relations. >> the new law comes in response to american legislation that withholds visas to russians accused of human rights violations and freezes their u.s. assets. >> most bills signed by president putin have not been subjected to so much public scrutiny, but the ban on americans adopting russian children is controversial, so putin's strategy is to appeal to russian patriotism. >> as far as i know from opinion polls, the vast majority of russian citizens have a negative opinion of foreigners adopting our children. russia can and must look after its own children. >> at the same time, a russian judge acquitted a former prison doctor. human rights activists say he is responsible for the death of a russian lawyer in 200
convict in new york state has killed two firemen, apparently loring the firefighters by starting a blaze. a body found at his home is believed to be that of his sister. >> police investigating the murder say the man was in possession of several weapons. >> the convicted felon is thought to have set his own home on fire on christmas eve. when firefighters responded, he allegedly shot them. police fired back. >> got to be a rifle or a shotgun, high-powered. >> two firefighters died, and two were seriously injured in the combat-style ambush. investigators found a typed message. >> "i still have to get ready to see how much of the neighborhood i can burn down and do what i like doing best -- killing people." >> the shooting comes amid a renewed debate in the u.s. over gun ownership rights and just 10 days after a school shooting rampage in connecticut. as has happened after other recent shooting sprees, sales of assault-style rifles have seen a spike in gun shops since the massacre. many buyers seem to fear the weapons will be banned and want to get one legally before hand. >> ceremonies hav
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